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Southern Counties Explorer

Southern Counties Explorer

Southern Counties Explorer


Southern Counties Explorer

This tour showcases the best of the Southern Counties. Included are a variety of carefully selected excursions, including a heritage railway journey and vineyard visit – which will undoubtedly suit all tastes.

Day 1

After joining the coach, we will travel along the M4 as far as our hotel for the next 4 nights. Suitable comfort stops will be made en-route. On arrival in Basingstoke, we shall visit the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. Afterwards, we continue to the hotel and settle into your rooms and freshen up before your evening meal.


Day 2

Today, we will venture to Denbies Vineyard for a vineyard train tour with a glass of bubbly included. The tour, with commentary, takes visitors at a leisurely pace to some of the most beautiful viewing points in the vineyard and the North Downs. Afterwards, we go on to the honeymoon spot of the late Queen Mother and the future King George VI, the National Trust’s Edwardian retreat Poleston Lacey.

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Day 3

We head north this morning to Chinnor and a ride on the award winning Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. Travel along the foot of the Chiltern Hills and pass attractive countryside with some outstanding views across the Vale of Whiteleaf. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time in the pretty town of Henley-on-Thames. You may wish to take a boat trip on the river.(not included in the tour cost).

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Day 4

Today, we visit the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. It is home to traditional crafts people, and the museum is dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. The 36 acre site is set in the heart of the South Downs National Park and can be explored using the narrow-gauge railway or vintage bus. We will return to Basingstoke for the afternoon.

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Day 5

Departing after breakfast,we make our way home. With suitable comfort stops, we will arrive home in the evening.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Price Includes

  • 4 night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

  • Admission to Milestones Museum.

  • Porterage on arrival and departure.

  • Chinnor & Princes Risborough Heritage Railway.

  • Admission to Denbies Vineyard. 

  • Admission to Polesdon Lacy NT.  

  • Admission to Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre.




Hampshire Court Hotel,



Based on the outskirts of Basingstoke, this hotel is is located in the heart of the romantic Jane Austen country. This 4 star Hampshire Court Hotel is the perfect destination for a relaxing break and ideal for touring the region.


Single Supplement

£100 Single Supplement



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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bargoed garage Bargoed garage
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services
Cardigan Depot Cardigan Depot
Cardigan Finch Square Cardigan Finch Square
Carmarthen Glangwili Carmarthen Glangwili Hospital
Carmarthen Train Station Carmarthen Train Station
Cenarth Cenarth School
Cenarth Post Office Cenarth Post Office
Corner Piece Corner Piece
Croesyllan Crossroads Croesyllan Crossroads
Crosshands Crosshands J&J Motors
Cwm Yr Eglwys Turn Cwm Yr Eglwys Turn
Cwmduad Cwmduad
Cwmdwyfran Cwmdwyfran
Cynwyl Elfed Post Office Cynwyl Elfed Post Office
Dinas Country Club Dinas Country Club
Dinas Kiel House Dinas Kiel House
Dinas Tabor Dinas Tabor
Dinas Tennis Courts Dinas Tennis Courts
Dwr Bach Cottages Dwr Bach Cottages
Fishguard Bus Station Fishguard Bus Station
Fishguard Pendre Inn Fishguard Pendre Inn
Fishguard Square Fishguard Square
Garngellli Hill Garngellli Hill
Hakin Waterloo Square Hakin Waterloo Square
Haverfordwest Bus Station Haverfordwest Bus Station
Haverfordwest Withybush Haverfordwest Withybush Hospital
Henllan Bridge Henllan Bridge
Honeyborough Green Honeyborough Green Rose & Willow Pub
Honeyborough Roundabout Honeyborough Roundabout
Iet Y Bompren Iet Y Bompren
Johnston Railway Inn Johnston Railway Inn
Johnston The Vine Johnston The Vine
Kilgetty Kilgetty Information Centre
Letterston Square Letterston Somethings Cooking
Llanddewi Velfrey Llanddewi Velfrey, Was Parc Y Lan Pub
Llandygwydd Lane Llandygwydd Lane
Llangeler Church Llangeler Church
Llechryd Llechryd Opposite School
Llechryd Bridge Llechryd Bridge
Llechryd Bryn Bedw Llechryd Bryn Bedw
Llechryd Waungiach Llechryd Waungiach
Llechryd, Lady Road Llechryd, Lady Road
Lower Town Fishguard Lower Town Fishguard
Merlins Bridge Bus Stop Merlins Bridge Bus Stop
Milford Haven Comp School Milford Haven Comprehensive School
Milford Haven Enterprise Milford Haven Enterprise Car Hire
Newbridge Newbridge
Newcastle Emlyn Newcastle Emlyn Mart Bus Stop
Newport Cnwce Newport Cnwce
Newport Depot Newport Depot
Newport Square Newport Square
Neyland Cenotaph Neyland Cenotaph
Pembroke Dock Pembroke Dock Waterloo Roundabout
Penblewin Car Park Penblewin Car Park
Pentrecagal Pentrecagal, Filling Station
Pont Abraham Services Pont Abraham Services
Rhos Llangeler, Lamb Rhos Llangeler, Lamb
Robert St Milford Haven Milford Haven Robert Street Car Park
Sarn Park Services Sarn Park Services
Saron Saron, Llwyndafydd Inn
Scleddau Bus Stop Scleddau Bus Stop
St Clears Car Park St Clears Car Park
St Dogmaels St Dogmaels, Bus Stop by B.V REES
Steynton Steynton Milford Haven
Steynton Horse & Jockey Steynton Horse & Jockey
Swansea West Services Swansea West Services
Trefgarne Bridge Bus Stop Trefgarne Bridge Bus Stop
Vincent Davies Hwest Vincent Davies Haverfordwest
Whitland Whitland Primary School
Wolfscastle Allt Yr Afon Wolfscastle Allt Yr Afon
Wolfscastle Bryngomer Wolfscastle Bryngomer Bus Stop
Wolfscastle Wolfe Inn Wolfscastle Wolfe Inn

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